I landed in Chicago from New Hampshire in 2001 and immediately fell in love with the city. Prior to working in the fashion industry I worked in the marketing industry where I helped a wide range of clients implement their print and electronic marketing plans. I went back to school to earn my Fashion Design Degree at the Illinois Institute of Art and then went on to launch my own womenswear line. It was after I launched my line that I realized that it takes a trusted community to create a successful fashion line. Now it is my passion to help other designers create that community.